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Come and enjoy your summer holiday in the Alto Turia this year!
Publishing date 29/07/2013
There's a lot going on in the Alto Turia region of Valencia this summer. Like the Open Day at the Astronomy Centre on Saturday 3 August, so you can take the family to marvel at the fantastic constellations in the summer skies; "Noche de las Velas" in Titaguas, and for the energetic, a night running event in Tuéjar on Friday 2 August. Come to Alto Turia, a destination with everything you could wish for to make your holiday special.
On Saturday 3 August, the Astronomy Association of Valencia (AVA) will be holding an Open Day at its observatory, the Alto Turia Astronomy Centre (CAAT) in Aras de los Olmos. The aim of the event is to show everyone who wants to come along what a semi-professional astronomical observatory is like and how it works. The dark, clear skies here make this a very special experience.
After a guided tour of the Centre, which starts at around 7:30pm, visitors can stay on for an evening session during which they will learn to recognise constellations in the summer night sky and take a look through the telescopes.
Another option for this weekend is "Noche de las Velas" (night of candles) in Titaguas, in the region of Los Serranos. On 3 August, the town will be lit by 8,000 candles placed in the streets, on house fronts, in bars and in other locations. You can also look at the night sky through a telescope and enjoy street concerts of jazz, classical and pop music.
And for sports enthusiasts, don't miss the night race in Tuéjar, taking runners over a distance of 10 kilometres and giving them a maximum of 3 hours to complete the course.